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  1. Werentuckl's Avatar
    And with my retired modding friend fatclue's report here, it would also be worth noting here that the phone has seen an official price drop to 450 in the USD here at the MS store. That puts it squarely between the 400 and 500 USD of the 950 and the 950 XL respectively that the MS is peddling, with the device dock. With the included goodies and the complete package in mind, at said price. This poor little ignored step child baby redhead, you get the idea, of a phone finally starts making a smidge of sense, and starts being a smidgen competitive. For average joe walking into the store to pick up a good/decent midrange device - which, lets face it, is not what would happen at an MS store. :P But, we now have three midgrade options, all at intermediate price points, since I wouldnt say midrange options... just yet. Considering the state of our ecosystem. :)

    Cheerios all.

    -- W :)
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    10-15-2016 08:16 PM
  2. fatclue_98's Avatar
    But, we now have three midgrade options, all at intermediate price points, since I wouldnt say midrange options... just yet.
    Make no mistake, this is a flagship device regardless of OS. What I consider a misgiving, such as the size and shape, might be a major benefit to someone else. I prefer a more squarish device because my dexterity has been ravaged by RA. I could easily drop this baby 10 times a day. A 640 XL is an easy brick for me to hold. I'm still waiting for the Idol 4S to drop to compare, but this could easily be a worthy alternative to the x3.
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    10-16-2016 11:36 AM
  3. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    I'm going to watch the boxing week and see if this goes on sale. I was waiting on the Alcatel Idol but as it's still only on 1 network this is looking as a good way to enter Continuum.

    Then find a cheap Hi Rez Droid Tablet to hack into a Display dock. As I already have a good Bluetooth Mouse and Keyboard....as the Kickstart Lapdock is getting poor reviews, and the HP Lapdock is "hella" spendy.......I'm sure there is a bricked Samsung Note 10.1 or Tab 10.1 out there I could rip out the guts and hack away at. I would not have the battery the hacked Mac air has but it would be cool to try.
    12-18-2016 10:09 AM
  4. Werentuckl's Avatar
    It already is on sale GreyWolf. You might want to look that one up friend. ^_^ :) And also, I see another kickstarter/indiegogo for another dock going on rn. Might want to check in on that too.

    -- W
    12-18-2016 02:47 PM
  5. Greywolf1967's Avatar
    It already is on sale GreyWolf. You might want to look that one up friend. ^_^ :) And also, I see another kickstarter/indiegogo for another dock going on rn. Might want to check in on that too.

    -- W
    I was just on the Microsoft Canada Website......still listed at the same regular price. Unless I missed the sale listing ( I am after all old and not the sharpest tool in the shed ) :)
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    12-18-2016 03:55 PM
  6. Werentuckl's Avatar
    Yes, its back to the old prices. Microsoft ran a promo for 299 if I remember right a few days back. We were both a little late Wolf. :/

    -- W
    12-19-2016 12:15 AM
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